Before we refinished the hardwood floors, the area near our bay window featured a prominent circular black stain. It was obviously left by a Christmas tree stand and water trapped beneath it, built up over years of happy holidays. It took a good deal of bleaching and sanding to get rid of that sucker, and damned if we’ll let it happen again.
We put a plastic tarp under our tree stand, which costs zero dollars and therefore works great for us. But the Party Dress carpet from Flor is adorable and at $60, it’s not too over-the-top pricey. It’s also not so Christmasy that you couldn’t find a home for it somewhere else the rest of the year. The cutout shape remind me of Brocade Home‘s frou-frou modern stuff, at about half the price.